Monday, February 16, 2009

My Spanx Experience or My Attempt to Still Be Part of Project 365 Despite My Camera Laziness

I finally tried the Spanx. Think control-top pantyhose on steroids and you've got Spanx. I'm now a lover of them. The best part about them is that the band that goes across your thigh doesn't cut off your circulation. 

Now, I have also come to the realization that Spanx can only do so much. You're not going to go down to a size 4 when you get them on. However, the combination of sucking in your tummy by holding your breath all night and the wearing of the Spanx does provide significant results.

Here I am (wearing the Spanx) ready for our Valentine's Banquet.
My valentine and me
Some of my peeps
The best part of the Valentine's festivities ... what Beau wrote in my Valentine card.
Take a little closer look. This made my heart happy.
Beau's gift to me ... this will make my upper body happy.
Beau also had a wonderful Valentine holiday. I actually surprised him and planned an evening the Friday night a week before. It was a major surprise to him, which was the goal. I'd love to tell you all about it, but must keep my G rating.


Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Love your dress!! You look greast. :)

{Jodie} said...

What's in the box??

I'm glad you liked the Spanx. My experience with them felt like: "this must be what it feels like to be boudin filling being stuffed into that casing..."

Kodi said...

I love the sweet note. My hubby always writes a lot in cards too. I tell him he should just write me a letter and not waste money on a card! :)

Lois Lane II said...

Haha! How fun! LOVE that dress, btw!

Aspiemom said...

The problem with support hose is that it holds your tummy in and then everything flows over the top because it has to go somewhere!!!! I take it Spanx doesn't do that?

Beau's note in your valentine made me want to cry, too! That was very sweet. You are very fortunate. (Maybe he could spend a whole day with my husband???)

Mike, Brie and The Three said...

I LOVE Spanx. The knock offs don't work nearly as well. You can even get Spanx to wear with capris. That woman is a genius!

Sara@i.Sass said...

You look so lovely!
I surprised Hubby too! It was fun. ;)

Rachel said...

Spanx are AMAZING! I like the one that comes just up under your boobs and goes down to mid-thigh. I wear it with just about every dress I have.

Sweet, sweet card!

The Wixom Zoo said...

I love Spanx! I like to think of them as wonderfully fabulous...the only problem is that it's like taking a teeny-tiny rubber band and trying to stretch it around my bodacious hips when it would have been difficult enough just to get it around my left foot. :)

thedomesticfringe said...

I LOVE your dress!!!! You look really amazing.

I gotta try this spanx. I think we need a before and after picture you in the dress without spanx and then with it.

A wretched request, but I wanna see just how well it works! ;-) FringeMan thinks I'm nuts to pour myself into Leg's Shaper pantyhose. It's quite a site getting into them.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I must say that you two do seem very in love.

Jeanette said...

I haven't tried Spanx yet. I may have to give them a whirl!

Looks like you guys had some fun - not that kinda fun! Get your mind outta the gutter :}

fransmomma said...

i agree to the before and after thing...if you're willing to subject yourself to that. i dont know that i would be so kind. :) i bought some spanx to wear under my leotard when i did CATS about a year ago. i think i must have ordered mine too big, because i wasnt that impressed with them.

Therese said...

Hi there. Just wanted to say I love your blog. Found it the other night and also found an old friend of mine (Rachel Q) from one of your posts. Thanks for hooking us back up. I checked your site again tonight and realized your beau was my neighbor?! Small world. Keep up the blog, it's great. So is that dress. :D

Tammy said...

Your dress is beautiful and it looks great on you.

I'm gonna have to try me some Spanx now. They should let you do a giveaway.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

I agree with Fringe. Sorry for the rude request. But I gotta know if the Spanx is worth it.
Although, I have to say I like the name.
It sounds racy to me.
And I like racy.
Bee-ute-iful dress Madame Belle.

jennifer said...

You look wonderful. It sounds like you had a fabulous Vday!

Rach@In His Hands said...

You are gorgeous, lady!!